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So today I decided to fit the new suspension and brakes that I ordered. However I've hit a few problems...

Firstly I didn't have a 19mm for the wheels so I went to buy one, then when I got the wheel off I noticed the driveshaft nut is a 36mm. Not a problem the Mrs drives a Pug and that uses 36mm too however when I tried to get it on the bolt it seemed too big! Like the socket itself was a couple of mm too wide. I went and bought 2 more different 36mm sockets and none of them are thin enough to fit on to the hub to fit over the nut properly. Any one got any suggestions? I've tried ECP, Halfords and all local auto stores none fit.

I also snapped one of the top mount bolts removing the strut.

Then I realised the top bolt on the suspension wasn't a 21mm like I thought! I don't know wheter to laugh or cry. But I am really enjoying working on something again.

I know its 32 years old so what did I expect?
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So today I decided to fit the new suspension and brakes that I ordered. However I've hit a few problems...

Firstly I didn't have a 19mm for the wheels so I went to buy one, then when I got the wheel off I noticed the driveshaft nut is a 36mm. Not a problem the Mrs drives a Pug and that uses 36mm too however when I tried to get it on the bolt it seemed too big! Like the socket itself was a couple of mm too wide. I went and bought 2 more different 36mm sockets and none of them are thin enough to fit on to the hub to fit over the nut properly. Any one got any suggestions? I've tried ECP, Halfords and all local auto stores none fit.

I also snapped one of the top mount bolts removing the strut.

Then I realised the top bolt on the suspension wasn't a 21mm like I thought! I don't know wheter to laugh or cry. But I am really enjoying working on something again.

I know its 32 years old so what did I expect?
I have come across the drive shaft nut problem too, you may find it quicker to grind down the outside of a socket you have until you can get it on rather than search for a thin wall socket.
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Not a problem the Mrs drives a Pug and that uses 36mm too however when I tried to get it on the bolt it seemed too big! Like the socket itself was a couple of mm too wide. I went and bought 2 more different 36mm sockets and none of them are thin enough to fit on to the hub to fit over the nut properly. Any one got any suggestions? I've tried ECP, Halfords and all local auto stores none fit.
This is one I modified for my Mk 1 Croma Turbo years ago.
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I skimmed a couple of mm on a lathe.. but only the 1st 15mm of insertion..

Keep it strong.. might still need to swing on it..
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Why are you removing the driveshaft nut anyway? You only need to remove the 3no. 13mm bolts at the strut mount & 2no. 19 or 17mm bolts at the bottom, can't remember what size they are. You can then remove the strut as a complete unit.
The brake discs are 13mm too from memory.
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It was actually! I ended up buying it Couln't find a Croma for 10 years and then buy 2 in 4 weeks

Got all the parts I need now and MANY more so if anyone else needs some bits let me know!
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Hi Evantotis93 - just sent you a PM regarding my search for a spare croma part. Thanks
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Hi Evantotis93 - just sent you a PM regarding my search for a spare croma part. Thanks
What part are you looking for?
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Hi Davren - hope you are well.

The part I am trying to track down is an oval retaining cover/bracket that the gearstick goes through on manual 154 models - as per the photo below and also highlighted as no.16 in the eper diagram on the right.



The part number originally appears to have been 60801444 then superseded by 82399354 before it disappeared off of the shelves....

Thanks for any assistance.


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I've no idea where you'll get one of those.

You've probably already seen this one: https://www.agearicambi.it/dettart.jsp?idart=785
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Thanks Davren - yes seen that and like many others I have visited all accompanied by the now familiar "Articolo Non Disponibile"

Hence why asking anyone who has broken such a car and/or has such a used part.

Unfortunately, it looks like Evantotis93's email link is broken so unless he signs in I guess I wont get to know if he had the elusive part or not.

I have also put this in the Croma wanted parts section - nothing ventured and all that..

Thanks again for your help - much appreciated.

The search continues...
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The search continues...
Make one from a plastic or metal carburettor spacer perhaps?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...pacer&_sacat=0
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Yes, I have thought about doing that with a metal spacer - will keep that in mind but would prefer to use an original if one comes to light.

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